This Swiss K31 Carbine, produced in 1942, is in very good condition with 85% original finish. 5/5 Bore. 4/5 Stock. Stock and handguard matching serial numbers. Bolt matching serial number. Magazine matching serial number. Stock has some well defined wood grain pattern on the left side. At the toe and butt of the stock is an armory splice repair. There is another armory repair in the stock on the underside near the right side of the magazine. Some heavy handling marks in the stock are present, including some gouges on the right side of the stock at the cheek piece, and a gouge on the left side below the serial number. Receiver has some discoloring toward the rear as well as very light surface pitting. Rear barrel band bluing is very dark. Front barrel band bluing is also dark, with some wear on the right side and on the left side at the hinge. Trigger plate finish is dark with a small amount of wear by the magazine release. Magazine base plate has brown patina. Trigger guard has dark bluing with light edge wear. Receiver is P stamped. Soldier's tag found under the butt plate. Includes leather sling. C&R Eligible. Discreet import engraving.
Includes a matching serial number M1918 bayonet with scabbard and leather frog.
The Karabiner Model 1931 (K31) is a magazine fed, straight pull, bolt action rifle chambered in 7.5x55mm Swiss Gewehrpatrone 1911 (GP11) that was the standard issue rifle of the Swiss Armed Forces from 1933 through 1958. The K31 was made by Eidgenossische Waffenfabrik Bern, a Swiss federal armory, and is one of the last carbines employed by the Swiss military that is based on the designs by Schmidt and Rubin.